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One year and one week ago....

April 11th, 2008 at 08:02 pm

…was the last time I blogged!!!

2 main reasons why I kept putting off blogging:

1. Really Silly one - Around the time I stopped blogging was the new formatting where we can customize our blog format colors. I made a mess of colors (I do not have good color coordination) so I was embarrassed to use it. Ha-ha! Told you it was silly.

2. So much as happened in one year that it is too overwhelming as where to begin sharing news such as getting married, moving, family issues and so on.... I just felt like I couldn't catch and finally realize I don't need to catch up in one post.

So now that I am back to blogging I will share current news that is money related.

My contract finally ended with a phone plan that I had. I had wanted something that was cheaper and it became quite the challenge as I need a high tech phone. I am deaf so I cannot use the cell phone with a calling plan. I use it to depend on text messaging and using the relay to type on which needs internet. So a Phone with a full QWERTY keyboard with internet and unlimited text messaging are the primary reason why I need a phone. I had been paying 65 dollars a month which was not bad as I hear in comparison from others but still wanted to challenge myself for a cheaper phone.

There is a special plan with t-mobile and their sidekicks they offer for the deaf customers with a cheap plan of 30 dollars a month. I was bummed that this phone did not have coverage at all with where I live (up in the summit of a mountain).

I almost called my phone plan and remove the internet so it would be 45 dollars a month instead of 65 to save money but was worried. I would not be able to call the police or hospital since that is used on the relay service on the internet. It was also nice in the case if I get lost in the city, I map my way out instead of relying on total strangers who get taken surprise sometime that a deaf person walks up to them. I rather be independent!!!

Just recently there is a different company other than tmobile offers phone and phone plan that is unlimited text and internet(Please note that no basic calling minutes are on these phones so it is a fair deal)that would work in my area. I decided to go for it which means purchasing a new phone under that company and was hoping not to pay too much for that.

It turned better than I thought as it was Double Rebate special promotion period from two different companies promoting the phone products!!!

I end up getting the Palm Centro phone and after getting the rebates, I will end up with 50 dollars profit!!! That is better than a free phone. So perfect timing, a brand new sparkling phone to go along with a new chapter to my budget now that I will be paying cheaper monthly plan. I am really excited about this!!!